World Rowing Under 23 Championship! For Japan!

wru23cWorld Rowing Under 23 Championship was held the last day of July (22nd – 26th) in the second biggest city in Bulgaria, Plovdiv. With its rowing channel, the city present the ability for such event and so during this period it was full of young rowers from around the world.

Of course, there also had representatives from Japan, which filled me with joy and sent me to the Rowing Channel to watch the competitions. The young rowers were very good, but also very friendly.

The participants in the different categories were as follows:
1. U23 Lightweight Men’s Single Sculls – Fukui Yasushi
2. U23 Lightweight Men’s Pair – Wada Yuki & Tomoya Takeuchi
3. U23 Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls – Otsuka Yoshihiro & Nagata Atsushi
4. U23 Lightweight Men’s Four – Araki Shota, Hayashi Tsuguto, Shiga Takumi & Sato Kakeru
5. U23 Lightweight Women’s Single Sculls – Tomita Chiaki
6. U23 Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls – Noda Maki & Takashima Miharu

Final results:
– U23 Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls – Noda Maki & Takashima Miharu – 13th place (first place in final C). Time – 07:23.380
– U23 Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls – Otsuka Yoshihiro & Nagata Atsushi – 11th place (5th place in final B). Time – 06:41.320
– U23 Lightweight Men’s Pair – Wada Yuki & Tomoya Takeuchi – 9th place (3rd place in final B). Time – 07:01.260
– U23 Lightweight Men’s Single Sculls – Fukui Yasushi – 6th place. Time: 07:11.140
– U23 Lightweight Men’s Four – Araki Shota, Hayashi Tsuguto, Shiga Takumi & Sato Kakeru – 5th place. Time – 06:07.160- U23 Lightweight Women’s Single Sculls – Tomita Chiaki – 2nd place! Silver medal! Time: 07:46.130

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U23 Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls – Noda Maki & Takashima Miharu

U23 Lightweight Men's Double Sculls - Otsuka Yoshihiro & Nagata Atsushi

U23 Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls – Otsuka Yoshihiro & Nagata Atsushi

U23 Lightweight Men's Pair - Wada Yuki & Tomoya Takeuchi

U23 Lightweight Men’s Pair – Wada Yuki & Tomoya Takeuchi

U23 Lightweight Men's Single Sculls - Fukui Yasushi

U23 Lightweight Men’s Single Sculls – Fukui Yasushi

U23 Lightweight Men's Four - Araki Shota, Hayashi Tsuguto, Shiga Takumi & Sato Kakeru

U23 Lightweight Men’s Four – Araki Shota, Hayashi Tsuguto, Shiga Takumi & Sato Kakeru

Chiaki

U23 Lightweight Women’s Single Sculls – Tomita Chiaki

Tomita Chiaki with her medal!

Tomita Chiaki with her medal!

Good luck for all the next championships!

Photo credits: Crew Japan at Facebook

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